In Memory

Judi Sundberg (Walker)

Judith K. Walker, 75, of Rockford, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021 in her home. Born September 26, 1945, in Rockford, the daughter of Stuart and Alice (Scandroli) Sundberg. Judith married Robert Walker on July 30, 1964 in Rockford. She worked for Periodontics of Rockford and was a member of Forest City Church.

Survived by her husband, Robert; children, Heather Walker and Peter (Marlaina) Walker; grandchildren, Scott, Connor, and Allyson; great-grandson, Ross; and siblings, Sharyn (Joseph) Castrogiovani, Cynthia Lindgren, Joseph (Shelley) Sundberg, and Michael Sundberg.

Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford with Father William Wentink officiating. Memorials may be made to SwedishAmerican Diabetes Foundation, 1415 E. State St. #700, Rockford, IL 61104.

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08/09/21 12:05 PM #1    

Sam Stonefield

Although it was short-lived, Judy was my first crush -- the first girl I held hands with (in the Lincold Jr High School auditorium during a talent show assembly) and first girl I slow-danced with and kissed (at a halloween party, in the basement at someone's house on Calvin Park Blvd -- isn't it amazing what we remember??).   We were always good friends.  She was such a warm, generous person.  I will miss her wonderful presence.   

08/09/21 12:46 PM #2    

Linda Swinehart (Wales)

Although I have not kept in contact with Judi over the years, I have many, many fond memories of Judi while in junior high and high school. Many slumber parties and girl talks into the wee hours of the mornings. She will always be in my heart. My love and condolences to her family.        




08/10/21 07:56 PM #3    

Carol E Peterson (Greenidge)

Being assigned desks across from each other in the same Lincoln Jr High "home room," Judi and I instantly connected, became good friends, and chattered endlessly, much to the teacher's dismay...our first Zero Hour. We subsequently laughed,  commiserated, and got each other through home economics and orchestra classes that first year.  Her bass was gigantic, and I quickly stopped complaining about toting my violin around. The fun and special moments in time continued, and I'll always remember her warm smile and contagious laugh. Love and hugs...your presence was a gift, Judi!

08/11/21 10:30 AM #4    

Paul Knopp

I met Judi at Halstrom School, way back when.  We walked home together with a number of other friends for quite some time.  Her smile was constant and infectous, and she lit up the room with her giggle and her "up attitude".  She will be misses.  Out sincere condolences to Bob, Heather and Peter.

Paul Knopp

09/01/21 04:53 PM #5    

John Bergstrom

Everything said so far abourt Judy is 'right on'. In High School, I alweays remember her with such a welcome smile!  smiley        Whenever I would see her and Bob out in Rockford ever since, she was always the same. smiley    I saw her frequently some time ago when I visited an office where she used to work. Always received her kind words and that welcoming Judy smile.                                                                                                                           It was very entertaining to hear about Sam's "first kiss". heart      Calvin Park Blvd = must have been Sandi Jacobson's.                                                                                                                                                                 I wish Bob and their entire family my condolences. No one takes our memories away.

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